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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist signs one-year deal with New York Knicks

(Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Yet another former Kentucky Wildcat is headed to the New York Knicks.

According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has signed a one-year deal with the Knicks, joining Immanuel Quickley, Julius Randle, Kevin Knox, Nerlens Noel and Kenny Payne in New York.

Newsday’s Steve Popper is reporting that the deal is expected to be an Exhibit 10 contract, meaning he will participate in training camp with the team in hopes of making the 15-man roster.

The 27-year-old forward appeared in 25 games last season with the Charlotte Hornets and Dallas Mavericks, with the former waiving the former Wildcat in February before signing a one-year deal with the latter to keep him in Dallas the remainder of the season.

The former Kentucky star averaged a career-low 11.2 minutes per game last season, including just 9.3 minutes per contest in 13 regular season games with the Mavericks and 9.2 minutes per game in six games in the NBA Playoffs.

Originally drafted by Charlotte with the second overall pick in 2012, Kidd-Gilchrist has averaged 8.4 points and 5.4 rebounds over the course of his eight-year career.

In his lone season at Kentucky, the 6-foot-6 forward was a consensus second-team All-American, along with earning first-team All-SEC honors and being named to the All-SEC Defensive Team, All-SEC Freshman Team, and NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team.

Alongside several former Wildcats and coached by Payne, will Kidd-Gilchrist be able to revitalize his career with the Knicks?

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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1 Comment for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist signs one-year deal with New York Knicks

  1. UKCatAttack
    11:41 am November 28, 2020 Permalink

    Knicks must not plan on scoring a lot of points next season. I really like MKG I hope he can carve out a spot for next season.